Porszolt-HaleViv Porszolt, a member of AJDS and recently detained and then released in Israel, provides her account of the recent rally in Israel in support of a Palestinian state.
“On July 15, former NSW Greens MP Sylvia Hale and I used the freedom from deportation awarded us by an Israeli court to good effect. We joined the largest rally for some years in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the expected United Nations vote in September.
We carried a green and yellow banner saying, “Aussies say end blockade of Palestine”. The rally and march, with drumming circles and flowers was organized by a coalition of groups called Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity.
We ran into Australian activists Sol Salbe of Australian Jewish Democratic Society, Melbourne, and Annie Pfingst, formerly of Women in Black and Jews against the Occupation Sydney.”
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Please not (as if it isn’t clear), this is for informational purposes and is not officially endorsed one way or the other by AJDS.